[Is It Not The Singularity Of Life That Terrifies Us? Is Not The Decisive Difference Between Comedy And Tragedy That Tragedy Denies Us Another Chance? Shakespeare Over And Over Demonstrates Life's Singularity — The Irrevocability Of Our Decisions, Hasty And Even Mad Though They Be. How Solemn And Huge And Deeply Pathetic Our Life Does Loom In Its Once-and Doneness, How Inexorably Linear, Even Though Our Rotating, Revolving Planet Offers Us The Cycles Of The Day And Of The Year To Suggest That Existence Is Intrinsically Cyclical, A Playful Spin, And That There Will Always Be, Tomorrow Morning Or The Next, Another Chance.]

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